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Tribal clashes leave dozens dead in 2 Sudanese provinces

Jan. 18, 2021 4:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province killed around 130 people over the weekend, including children and women, doctors and an aid worker said Monday. Authorities In South Darfur, meanwhile, reported dozens of casualties from ethnic fighting in that...

A Rohingya refugee sits by the charred remains after a fire broke out in Nayapara Camp in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, destroying hundreds of homes, officials said. No casualties were reported. The UNHCR said more than 550 homes sheltering about 3,500 people as well as 150 shops were either totally or partially destroyed in the fire. (AP Photo/Mohammed Faisal)

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Jan. 14, 2021 11:05 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, destroying hundreds of homes, officials said. No casualties were reported. The UNHCR said more than 550 homes sheltering about 3,500 people as well as 150 shops were either totally or...

Watchdog: More than 80 dead in new massacre in Ethiopia

Jan. 13, 2021 11:00 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it has received information that over 80 civilians were killed early Tuesday in the latest massacre in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region. “These harrowing killings have to stop,” senior adviser Aaron Maasho said....

Jihadists in Niger kill at least 100 in mounting violence

Jan. 4, 2021 12:29 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence mounts in the West African nation. The attacks on the western villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye took place on the same day that Niger announced that...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responds to questions from members of parliament at the prime minister's office in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A new report from the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission published Friday Jan. 1, 2021, says Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during deadly unrest in June and July after the killing of a popular singer.  Ethnic violence is a major challenge to Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has urged national unity. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)

Report: Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest

Jan. 1, 2021 5:39 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Friday. The commission's report said 123 people in all were killed and at...

More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia

Dec. 23, 2020 3:23 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 100 people have been killed in the latest massacre along ethnic lines in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Wednesday, and the toll is expected to rise. The attack in Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz region occurred a day after Prime Minister Abiy...

In this photo provided on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, right, speaks to members of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew Schofer of the US, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk in Baku, Azerbaijan. Armenian officials on Saturday accused Azerbaijan of breaching a peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Separatist officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said the Azerbaijani military launched an attack late Friday that left three local ethnic Armenian servicemen wounded. (Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office via AP)

Armenians, Azerbaijan trade blame over breach of peace deal

Dec. 12, 2020 1:32 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian officials and Azerbaijan on Saturday accused each other of breaching a peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, and Azerbaijan's leader threatened to crush Armenian forces with an “iron fist.” The new clashes mark the first...

Tesfaalem Germay, 34, an ethnic Tigrayan survivor from Mai-Kadra, Ethiopia, poses for a photograph with his wife Bethlehem, 21, and their twin daughters inside a temporary shelter at Village 8, the transit center near the Lugdi border crossing, eastern Sudan, Nov. 22, 2020. Witnesses say hundreds of civilians were slaughtered in Mai-Kadra, but they disagree about who killed whom.

Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be 'tip of the iceberg'

Dec. 12, 2020 11:59 AM EST

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan (AP) — The only thing the survivors can agree on is that hundreds of people were slaughtered in a single Ethiopian town. Witnesses say security forces and their allies attacked civilians in Mai-Kadra with machetes and knives or strangled them with ropes. The stench of bodies lingered for...

Tigray refugee children sing and dance inside a tent run by UNICEF for children's activities, in Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Alarm as Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting

Dec. 11, 2020 2:30 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a development the United Nations called “disturbing,” Ethiopia on Friday said it is returning thousands of refugees who ran from camps in its Tigray region as war swept through, putting them on buses back to the border area with Eritrea, the country the refugees...

Rohingya refugees board a ship as they are ferried to Bhashan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, from Chittagong, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday started sending a first group of nearly more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. (AP Photo/Saleh Noman)

First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island

Dec. 4, 2020 5:19 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday sent the first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The 1,642 refugees boarded seven Bangladeshi naval vessels in the port of Chittagong for the trip to...